Welcome to PALA

Since 2003, the Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA) has provided monthly educational meetings, teleseminars, and webinars covering a wide range of publishing subjects. PALA also provides networking and resources that support publishers, authors, and related industry professionals. For information about membership, please go to: https://www.iwosc.org

Happening this Month

Literary Agents – Panel 9/30/20

Online Panel:
What Writers Must Know About Finding & Working with Representation Today

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. (This is to accommodate other time zones)

IWOSC members – free
Non-members – $15
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Online via GoToWebinar

If you choose the route of traditional publishing, it’s more important than ever to have trustworthy, reliable, and knowledgeable representation to guide your book or screenplay (and you!).

We will be having a candid and thorough discussion of the factors (subtle and otherwise) that go into whether a book/screenplay (or an author) gets past the gatekeepers or not.  For instance, how important are one’s social media footprint, level of fame, and prestige college or educational credentials in determining a “yes” or a “no” — regardless of the quality of a book or movie? How does someone’s race, gender or sexual preference, or social/economic class affect their chances of getting a good book or TV/movie deal?

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Coming Up:

In the Works

Here’s what we’re working on for our writing community. It’s all subject to change for the obvious reason, but this will help you plan.

UPCOMING REGULAR MEETINGS:

  • MARKETING INTENSIVE
  • AGENT PANEL—with agents from Los Angeles and New York
  • MAGAZINE EDITORS
  • SELF-PUBLISHING INTENSIVE
  • NAVIGATING THE WRITING AND PUBLISHING WORLD TODAY

…and more, of course!

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Get answers to your most puzzling publishing questions

Coming up in January on ZOOM

  • Want some feedback on potential titles for your next book?
  • Need help with finding a distributor?
  • Have an opinion about a potential cover design?
  • Not sure if you should spend money on exhibiting at an upcoming trade show?

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BOOK PUBLICITY PANEL

November 4, 2019 – RECORDING AVAILABLE

7:30pm at the Veterans Memorial,

Multipurpose Room in the back of the building.

Members – free
Non-members – $15
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MODERATOR: Steven Sanchez, one of the two IWOSC/PALA Vice Presidents. PANEL: Lee Wind, Director of Marketing & Programming of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Kathleen Kaiser of the Small Publishers And Writers Network, Emanuela Cariolagian of Be In The News, Desireé Duffy, Founder of Black Château and Books That Make You Show

For more information, please click here.

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Special Programs

Everything You Need to Self-Publish So You Can Publish Your Book Now

Do you have everything you need to successfully self-publish your book?

Whether you’re writing a helpful nonfiction work, a stunning genre novel, a community cookbook, or the next bestseller, the publishing process involves the same elements: preparation of your manuscript and production of your book. And don’t forget about marketing.

IWOSC/PALA’s 2019 Self-Publishing Intensive has the answers you need to start now and successfully publish your book. Our experts, Carla King of Self-Publishing Boot Camp and Sharon Goldinger of PeopleSpeak Consulting and the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, have over 45 years of traditional AND self-publishing experience and will cover EVERY aspect of self-publishing that you need to know.

PLUS, attendees will receive more than a dozen books, handouts, checklists, and timelines.

For the FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION, and to save as an IWOSC/PALA member, click here.

LOCATION: Veterans Memorial, Culver City (Corner Culver & Overland)

 

IWOSC/PALA Self-Publishing Intensive

Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Everything You Need to Self-Publish So You Can Publish Your Book Now

Do you have everything you need to successfully self-publish your book?

Whether you’re writing a helpful nonfiction work, a stunning genre novel, a community cookbook, or the next bestseller, the publishing process involves the same elements: preparation of your manuscript and production of your book. And don’t forget about marketing.

IWOSC/PALA’s 2019 Self-Publishing Intensive has the answers you need to start now and successfully publish your book. Our experts, Carla King of Self-Publishing Boot Camp and Sharon Goldinger of PeopleSpeak Consulting and the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, have over 45 years of traditional AND self-publishing experience and will cover EVERY aspect of self-publishing that you need to know.

PLUS, attendees will receive more than a dozen books, handouts, checklists, and timelines.

For the FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION, and to save as an IWOSC/PALA member, click here.

LOCATION: Veterans Memorial, Culver City (Corner Culver & Overland)

For more information, please click here.

IWOSC/PALA Membership Benefits

PALA-IWOSC welcomes authors, publishers, and affiliated publishing professionals. Our goals: education, networking, and resources. We value and encourage the education and networking. 

Member benefits include:

  • newsletter, packed with information
  • discounted membership with IBPA
  • discount for recordings of meetings
  • attendance at our members-only brainstorming sessions
  • participation in cooperative marketing programs
  • free panels/deep discounts for seminars
  • access to information about IBPA’s Publishing University scholarships
If you’re interested in membership, please contact info@IWOSC.org.
Questions: Contact: Sharon Goldingerpplspeak@att.net, 949-581-6190